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The Commission reported today good progress in the implementation and programming of €6 billion of the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey.
EU ministers of finance met in Brussels today with their counterparts from the Western Balkans and Turkey as part of the region’s annual economic and financial dialogue with the EU. The ministers agreed Joint Conclusions outlining the key economic challenges for the Western Balkans and Turkey, as well as targeted policy guidance addressing the most acute socio-economic reform needs the region has.
"I am very pleased to see the commitment of our partners in the Western Balkans and Turkey to implement important and sometimes difficult structural reforms. Without a functioning rule of law, deep public administration reform and a strengthened economic governance, sustainable growth will not happen. This is the only way to ensure more prosperous and inclusive economies", said Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations.
A la veille du Conseil d'Association de l'Union européenne avec la Tunisie prévu pour 17 mai, l'UE a publié aujourd'hui le nouveau rapport sur les développements dans les relations avec la Tunisie. Le rapport détaille des aspects majeurs de la coopération de début 2018 à mars 2019.
On 14 May, the European Union, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine marked the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership with a High Level Conference in Brussels.
President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, this morning delivered the keynote speech to open the Eastern Partnership 10th Anniversary High-Level Conference.
On 13-14 May, the European Union, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine will mark the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership with a number of events in Brussels. They will provide the opportunity to celebrate a partnership that has proven to be mutually beneficial and has been delivering concrete results for citizens.
High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini is travelling to Tirana, Albania, today to participate at the Brdo-Brijuni Summit which will on 9 May bring together Heads of State or Government of the Western Balkans.
The Western Balkans Enterprise Development and Innovation Facility (WB EDIF) held its second SME Forum on 7 May 2019 in Sarajevo. The event was hosted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), in the margins of its Annual meeting.
The European Union and Council of Europe are extending the Partnership for Good Governance programme to help strengthen human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.
As Chairman of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Board of Governors, European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, will chair its 28th Annual General Meeting.